Woods Pond is located in Iron County, Utah. The pond is inside of the Woods Ranch Recreation Area which is about 12 miles east of Cedar City on UT 12.

Fish Species

Rainbow Trout

Fishing Regulations

Woods Pond falls under the community pond fishing regulations of Utah. The daily limit is 2 fish. Anglers are encouraged to voluntarily release all Largemouth Bass. Waters are open to fishing only when the community parks are open to the public.  Adult Anglers are encouraged to defer to kids.

Other information

  • located within the Wood Ranch Park. The park itself is 1,300 acres and offers a variety of recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and biking.
  • The pond has a paved path that circles it, making it accessible for people of all abilities.
  • There is a boat launch on the north end of the pond, which is popular for canoeing and kayaking.
  • The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and birds.


The Wood’s ranch was started as a homestead by the Wood family some time around 1900.

In 1955 the property was put up for sale. The ranch was purchased by Iron County in 1956 with the understanding that civic groups would develop recreational facilities.

Nearby Areas to Fish

Forebay Pond, Newcastle Reservoir, Parowan Pond, and Leigh Hill Reservoir.